SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

June 05, 2007 09:20 ET

TCS Awarded Wireless Internet Gateway Patent

Patented Invention Used to Deliver Internet Data to Wireless Devices

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company patent number 7,228,333 for "Wireless Internet Gateway."

The invention describes a gateway that bridges the gap between a carrier's internal network elements and external Internet destinations. The patent discloses enabling technology for a variety of Internet applications, including a gateway that allows e-mail and instant messages to be delivered between wireless devices and the Internet. Specifically, the invention provides a portal to Short Message Peer-to-Peer protocol (SMPP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and other protocol messages using Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) techniques. The patent also allows for parameters to be established for communications such as message priority level and callback number, as well as time and receipt confirmation.

"TCS' Wireless Internet Gateway patent and associated products provide a means for wireless carriers' subscribers to communicate to and from the Internet through a variety of protocols," stated Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS. "It is the enabling technology that supports delivery of stock quotes, weather reports, e-mail and other types of information from the Internet to a wireless device. This revolutionary invention has been incorporated into our Wireless Intelligent Gateway™ product currently in use by major U.S. operators serving over 40% of all U.S. wireless subscribers."

ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. For more information, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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